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Ideal way to automate crypto hedge fund strategies [on hold]

What is the best way to automate hedge fund strategies for the crypto markets? Assume the strategies intended are profitable point-and-click. Would you adapt existing financial software for crypto ...
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Looking for a paper related to tail risk of hedge funds and its decomposition

I am looking for a paper related to hedge fund tail risks (think skewness and kurtosis), decomposition of the tail risks into several components and their interactions with each other, other funds, ...
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Insoluble Enigma [closed]

I used many statistical tools, i.e. t-SNE, SVM, Neural Network, UMAP, PCA, with the reformatted full market depth data with timestamp each second. UMAP gave me the best data representation, but ...
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quant software for trading, one in all or pretty close to that

Trying to help to friend, who wants to establish automatic trading inside hedge fund. Is there any kind of one for all product with function of: data capture layer, data stores/management, analytics, ...
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Measuring correlation between random variables when they are not normally distributed?

I want to perform some analysis on portfolio that consists of hedge funds (thus fund of hedge funds) In particular, I want to know the relationship between the funds during the downmarket. The ...
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Fitting hedge fund returns to probability distributions

I know that a lot of work has been done characterizing the first four moments of monthly hedge fund returns across a variety of fund types and strategies, and that work indicates that the higher ...
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Multi-factor models on equity long-short hedge funds

I am seeking papers that use quantitative techniques such as regression or multi-factor models for equity long-short funds. I am interested in understanding equity long-short hedge funds' behavior and ...
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Seeking papers on multi-factor models on the equity long short hedge funds

I am seeking papers that use regression & multi-factor models for equity long-short funds. I am interested in understanding the funds' behavior and exposure to various factors using some ...
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What is the industry standard way of calculating and annualizing performance metrics?

Say I am looking at a performance report for a hedge fund manager who trades mostly equities, and they provide me a list of monthly returns for the past 5 years. What is the industry standard way to ...
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Who benefits from more fair market?

An year ago, I asked the hedge fund owner I worked for: "What is the main benefit for the people, the society and the market from what the hedge funds do?". He simply answered that "They make the ...
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Long short equity hedge fund question

I have a question related to long short equity hedge funds. 1) What are some of the metrics used to perform risk analysis of long short equity funds on fund level? Volatility (standard deviation), ...
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Where can I see audited financial statements of Renaissance Technologies?

It is widely believed that Renaissance Technologies is one of the most successful hedge funds. But I couldn't find any credible evidence for that unfortunately. Warrent Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway ...
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How do I officially track the performance of my quant strategy? Do I need to be GIPS compliant for my performance to be legitimate?

I have a quant strategy that I want to implement in order to establish an official track record, but I'm not sure what I have to do. I have about $100k to set this thing up and would appreciate ...
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Reference request: hedge fund strategies

I am looking for a survey book on general hedge fund strategies, preferably on the quantitaitive side. An ideal book would survey common hedge fund strategies (e.g. fixed income arb, volatility arb) ...
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Disadvantages of large panel

I am currently researching if some fund characteristics such as (fund size, fund family size, capital flows, and fund age) explains fund performance measured (monthly alpha). Therefore, I am using a ...
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What is a good way to detect fund manager's active stock picks from his portfolio holdings?

There are a number of challenges. It is usually unclear what the managers' benchmark index is. The index may have 500 - 3000 stocks, but the manager can only hold 20-50, so that will naturally ...
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Difference between Sharpe Ratio and Information Ratio when measuring Hedge Fund performance?

Here is an unpublished excerpt from Professor X: "Since Sharpe ratio uses standard deviation as a measure of risk, it assumes normal distribution of the underlying returns and it would therefore not ...
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How exactly does “arranged financing” work?

Prime brokers offer what is called "arranged financing" which allows hedge funds to gain maximum leverage - more than allowed under the Portfolio Financing platform. I understand there is an element ...
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How to Cross-Validate whether fund returns are due to static factor exposures?

I'm currently dealing with the following problem. I'm using lasso regressions to model hedge fund returns and understand their exposures. The idea being, that if their returns are simply due to ...
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What is a definition of “Benchmark”?

The word "benchmark" is often used in Finance, but in a rather fuzzy manner, there for a rough idea of what it is, and how it is 'defined'. Can someone provide a rigorous and precise definition of ...
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What is broker neutral trading system?Can I use leverage if using broker neutral EMS?

What really means broker neutral trading system?Can I use leverage if using broker neutral EMS?
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How Much cost to setup trading platform such as Flextrade, portware, Sungaurd or Bloomberg for hedge fund?

Basically if someone want to setup a hedge fund how much cost to buy trading software such as Flextrade, portware, Sungaurd or Bloomberg for hedge fund?
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Thoughts on how quantitative hedge funds use machine learning to invest in the stock market (algorithms, examples of data, etc.)

I believe there are several post on this general topic but I thought I would start my own thread. I'm a former fundamental hedge fund investor (i.e. modeling a company's financials, forecasting the ...
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In May of 2005, several large hedge funds had speculative positions in CDO tranches

These hedge funds were forced into bankruptcy. This was due to: the correct answer is: Long Mezzanine and Short Equity Tranche position when correlation of Mezzanine tranche decreased. Can anyone ...
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What is a standard model of convergence when looking at negative stub values?

I am trying to understand whether or not there is a standard model of convergence in the arbitrage scenario of negative stub models, i.e. when the market value of a company is valued less than its ...
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Hedge Fund risk management on a daily basis

Since Hedge Funds/Fund of Funds report on a monthly basis usually within 10 days after the month end, monitoring and managing (hedging) potential risks is quite a difficult task. Having done some ...
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What are some quantitative trading strategies used by high-frequency trading companies to make a killing on a market crash day on 24Aug2015?

http://blogs.barrons.com/focusonfunds/2015/08/24/high-frequency-trading-firms-just-made-a-killing/ Virtu Financial (VIRT), the high-speed trading firm that went public earlier this year, was one ...
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Hidden/Dark Pool Hedge Funds

Is there a noun for investment funds which do not disclose the assets they are investing in to their customers? Some exchanges are called "Dark Pools" where the orderbook is hidden to traders, so I ...
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Monthly Return Net of Fees [closed]

How can I calculate the monthly return net of fees if the fee is annual?For example, if every year there is a 20% incentive fee, is there a formula to adjust the return of each month to compensate for ...
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How should I interpret MDD and ASD? [closed]

I'm studying hedge funds and I'm looking at two figures that I'm not sure how to interpret: The first is Max Drawdown, which I see scaling from 0 to -30ish. Is Fund A with a MDD of -15 more or less ...
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Index for Hedge fund, Private Equity, Venture Capital

We have index for stock market, like S&P500, Nikkei 225, etc. I wonder if we have any index for hedge funds, private equity or venture capital?
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Ability of hedge funds to transform illiquid assets

In this discussion of a Citi paper, on the impact of collateral management and rising financing costs for hedge funds, there is a quote from Sandy Kaul's statement: Sandy Kaul, head of business ...
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Do hedge fund trading desks use portfolio optimization?

I tend to think that hedge funds that actively trade (and most of the ones I have seen trade very actively), don't use optimization methods like MVO or ...
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How to model hedge fund returns?

I know that a lot of work has been done characterizing the first four moments of monthly hedge fund returns across a variety of fund types and strategies, and that work indicates that the higher ...
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Effects of Fund manager reputation, track record, and skill on funds returns and capital flows

I am compiling a list of all studies that examine the effects of fund manager reputation, track record and skill on fund returns and capital flows across both mutual funds and hedge funds. The purpose ...